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Fuzzy Thinking Gives Adolescents a Clearer View of Risk

APS Fellow Valerie F. Reyna, Rebecca B. Weldon, and Michael McCormick, all of Cornell University, describe how fuzzy-trace theory may provide suggestions about altering adolescents’ tendency toward risky behavior. ... More>


Observer Article

Attention on the Brain

Research links mindfulness meditation with everything from metacognition to cortical thickness in the brain, says APS Fellow Tania Singer. She and other psychological scientists impart the latest findings from the science of paying attention. ... More>


Observer Article

Making Sense

The language we speak, the families we grow up with, and the genes we are born with all shape the way each of us understands the world. A panel of scientists, including APS Secretary Gün Semin and APS Fellow Shihui Han, discusses the ongoing multidisciplinary efforts to study how humans make meaning. ... More>


Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Featured Articles: “Sniffing Out Information” and “Rise to the Challenge.” ... More>


Observer Article

Thinking With Gestures

Gestures used in speech are more than random movements used for emphasis — they are integral to human learning and cognition, says APS President-Elect and William James Fellow Susan Goldin-Meadow. ... More>